With Alien: Covenant set to open in UK cinemas this coming Friday [read our review here], director Ridley Scott is gearing up to go into production on his next project, the Getty kidnapping drama All the Money in the World, and Variety is reporting that up and coming actor Charlie Plummer (King Jack) has secured the role of J. Paul Getty III.
The film sees Kevin Spacey as oil tycoon John Paul Getty, who refused to pay up a ransom when his grandson was kidnapped, despite his position as one of the richest men in the world. Michelle Williams is also on board to play Paul’s mother Gail Harris, while Mark Wahlberg will portray one of the oil baron’s confidants.
Production on All the Money in the World is set to get underway later this month in Italy. It is one of two competing projects based upon the Getty kidnapping, with Danny Boyle also directing a ten-part series for FX entitled Trust.